H N Dixit set to become Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker

Dixit's were the only nomination papers that were filed today in seven sets in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Published: 29th March 2017 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2017 08:12 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

LUCKNOW: Senior BJP leader Hridaya Narayan Dixit appears all set to become the Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Dixit's were the only nomination papers that were filed today in seven sets in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Members from the most of the major political parties including BJP, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress, BJP's allies Apana Dal and Suhel Dev Bharatiya Samaj Party and independent members filed papers proposing and seconding the candidature of Dixit for the post.

BJP member and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna's proposal for the candidature of Dixit was seconded by his cabinet colleague Swami Prasad Maurya, SP's Ram Govind Chaudhary and Rakesh Pratap Singh, BSP's Lalji Verma and Sukhdev Rajbhar, Congress's Aradhana Misra and Ajay Kumar, among others.

The formal result will be announced tomorrow after the elections are over.

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